In response to allegations made by a Twitter user, Mrs. Tinubu, who previously served as a senator, clarified that the chapel remains open and hosts weekly fellowship.
The Twitter user, identified as @VeronicaaNaomi, alleged that the First Lady instructed the closure of the chapel due to the lack of support for her husband, President Bola Tinubu, during the presidential election held in February 2023.
To address the misinformation, Mrs. Tinubu’s newly appointed Special Assistant on Media, Busola Kukoyi, issued a statement dismissing the claims as false.
The statement emphasized that the alleged closure and transfer of keys to the First Lady were entirely fabricated.
Currently, regular fellowship sessions continue to take place at the chapel.
The statement further clarified that the responsibility of appointing a chaplain for the chapel lies with the President, who is yet to make a new appointment following the departure of the previous chaplain.
The AsoRock Chapel, known for its religious significance, serves as a place of worship and spiritual solace for individuals within the Aso Rock Villa community.
It has been a long-standing institution that fosters faith-based activities and offers a space for prayer and reflection.
She said the AsoRock Chapel will continue to play its vital role as a place of worship within the Aso Rock Villa. The chapel remains open to the community, fostering a sense of spirituality and unity.